Folklore school games

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Title: Folklore school games
Authors: Furey, Áine
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Date: 2010
Online since: 2010-10-06T16:23:21Z
Abstract: This paper reports on the Folklore School Games project which was conducted as part of the UCD Irish Virtual Research Library and Archive (IVRLA) series of demonstrator research projects. The project, which was inspired by the example of the 1937-38 Schools’ Scheme (a comprehensive survey of folklore, including games, collected from schoolchildren throughout Ireland which is held in the National Folklore Collection at UCD), was undertaken from October to December 2009 and collected contemporary accounts from children of games they play. The remit of the IVRLA demonstrator projects was to provide digital research resources and to show how digital repositories could not only provide access to archival research materials but could also present material in new ways and suggest themes for further research. This project does so by presenting outputs of the research as a digital collection of image and audio files, and specifically links the 2009 project with the earlier work by including scanned extracts relating to children’s games from the 1937-38 scheme. The paper gives an overview of the project aims, details the planning and conduct of the fieldwork, reports on the material collected and digitised, and concludes by suggesting ways in which this research could be further developed.
Funding Details: Higher Education Authority
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: UCD Irish Virtual Research Library and Archive
Series/Report no.: UCD Irish Virtual Research Library and Archive Research Report Series; 12
Keywords: Children's gamesSchoolsFolklore
Subject LCSH: Folklore--Ireland--Archival resources
School children--Ireland--Archival resources
Games--Ireland--Archival resources
Folklore--Ireland--Electronic information resources
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Is part of: Research and resources in a digital age : UCD Irish Virtual Research Library and Archive
Appears in Collections:UCD Irish Virtual Research Library and Archive Working Papers

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